March 6th, 2003, 04:34 PM
new virus - Caution
I got this in my mail today!!!
>Subject: Caution - new virus
>A new virus called the C-Nile Virus cannot be killed even by
> advanced programs. Be warned! It appears to hit those who were
>during or before
> Symptoms of C-Nile Virus are:
> 1 - Causes you to send the same e-mail twice.
> 2 - Causes you to send blank e-mail.
> 3 - Causes you to send e-mail to the wrong person.
> 4 - Causes you to send back the message to person who sent it to
> 5 - Causes you to forget to attach the attachment.
> 6 - Causes you to hit SEND before you have finished the
March 6th, 2003, 08:02 PM
Hmmm, seems to me that one's been around for quite awhile.
March 6th, 2003, 08:28 PM
Hrmmm... Can't say that I've ever seen that before and I get like 50+ forwards a day, but great post quite humourous
IT Blog: .:Computer Defense:.
(Pronounced Pinched): Acronym - Point 'n Click Hacked. As in: "That website was pinched" or "The skiddie pinched my computer because I forgot to patch".
March 6th, 2003, 08:44 PM
Since this is about email....
My mom was born in 1944. This virus has been crippling her for years and has no sign of going away. Several months ago, she wanted to use one of my machines instead of her computer to check her email - I can't remember why. Anyway, I sat her down at one of my desktop machines (winXP, IE, always connected, easy to use, etc.), signed on and asked her what the homepage address was for her email. This was her response..."But, but....if this isn't MY computer how will it know where I am so that I can get my email???" She was dead serious!!
By the way, I may have a touch of the virus, too as I forget this one "Causes you to forget to attach the attachment." ALL the time.